The Pulse on Cooking With Beans

The Best Bean Recipes from Around the World

Beans play a starring role in cultures and cuisines around the world. From soups to dips to plant-based burgers, the versatile bean has no limits. Simply put, beans can do it all, sweet, savory, frozen, canned, dry, full of fiber and packed with nutrients, beans are having a moment as they move from side dish to the center of the plate.

Try these recipes from the U.S. and around the world to explore the many ways to enjoy U.S. beans.

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Slow-Cooker Italian Chickpea Soup

Tiffany La Forge, Parsnips and Pastries
This hearty and healthy Italian Chickpea Soup is full of vegetables, fiber, and nutrients and is easily made in your slow-cooker.

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Southwest Lasagna

Beans add a healthy twist to this Tex-Mex version of a family favorite.

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Southwest Lean Bean Scramble

This quick, spicy scramble fits in well with busy mornings. Multiply recipe and repeat cooking procedure for additional servings. With kidney beans and egg whites, this is a nutrient-packed, vegetarian breakfast!

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Southwestern Turkey Wraps

If you’re looking for a black bean recipe full of flavor and protein, look no further! Spice up the average wrap with these great southwestern flavors, and add turkey or chicken and black beans for delicious protein options.

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Spicy Breakfast Burrito

Try our spicy breakfast burrito recipe for a delicious breakfast for your Valentine! This recipe calls for all the favorite Southwest ingredients: cilantro, salsa, cheese…but jalapenos pack the heat and spice up this black bean morning favorite.

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Tarka Dal & Roti
A favourite of Thali chef Asha, who often cooks a big pot of this deeply flavoursome and wholesome dal for family and friends.